Nammu21, the Company building an integrated platform that deconstructs loan documents, classifying and extracting core terms and provisions into analyzable, interoperable digital data, is proud to announce its $5 million Series A financing.
Nammu21 has developed a proprietary NLP system to transform the business and operations of the $5 trillion syndicated loan market which today, is built upon stacks of complex opaque legal documents, human-driven processes and multiple duplicative and disconnected data entry systems. Despite the size of the asset class, this market has been challenging to digitize, with syndicated loans managed manually from origination through execution, servicing and trading.
Nammu21 is working with several leading financial institutions and will use the funds to continue developing its NLP data and workflow solutions, which dynamically expose critical data elements and relational data embedded in complex high-value syndicated loans.
The Company uses its technology to provide instant insight and access into loan agreements at a speed and granularity never before possible. This transforms review and analysis time and creates considerable operational efficiencies across the loan lifecycle. In addition, the exposed data patterns across loans have the potential to create new value, including the productization of loan data.
Founded by Someera Khokhar, a lawyer with 25 years of experience in private credit, Nammu21 organizes, classifies and maps connected loan provisions into interoperable, harmonized digital data, using its proprietary digital identifiers, which are both human and machine readable.
One area that is particularly exciting to Nammu21 is blockchain-based lending.
Digital loan data is the essential bridge between the traditional loan markets and the growing on-chain markets. The value and benefits of public ledger technologies will accelerate market innovations across transaction workflows in syndicated finance, including the development of new on-chain asset classes.
The Series A financing was led by XBTO Humla Ventures, with participation from CoinShares, Circle Ventures, and others. Existing investors include Citi, Galaxy, and several senior executives across the syndicated loan industry, all who recognize the transformative potential of Nammu21.
“We welcome the partnership of expert investors like XBTO, CoinShares, and Circle Ventures who have deep expertise in both the complex corporate credit and the digital markets, to help support our Company as we continue to build the future capabilities of Nammu21 whilst we deliver critical workflow and data solutions for the analogue syndicated loan markets today,” said Someera Khokhar, Founder and CEO of Nammu21.
“The digitization of the syndicated loan market is long overdue and Nammu21’s technology is, in our view, the only technology ready, to make the data and securities interoperable and ready. The financial markets transformation will accelerate with Nammu21,” said Greg Carson, Managing Partner of XBTO Humla Ventures.
“At CoinShares, we believe the future of finance is on-chain,” said Meltem Demirors, head of CoinShares Ventures. “The syndicated loan market spends on average $10 billion per year on legal fees, and we believe Nammu21 will be a key player in using NLP and blockchain technology to reduce costs and enable the creation of more innovative and efficient financial products.”
“Nammu21 is on the brink of bringing more speed and efficiency into the multi-trillion-dollar loan market,” said Wyatt Lonergan, Principal at Circle Ventures. “We are excited to invest in Nammu21 so that their team can process more data with enhanced efficiency by connecting blockchain with the loan industry.”
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